Science & Environment

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Rail workers, environmentalists to launch week of protests vs. oil trains

They plan to note that oil-laden trains are so dangerous that transporting oil across the continent by train should be severely curtailed, if not ended.

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Leo Gerard: Fast Track wrong for workers and environment

"Leaders from environmental, labor, civic, and faith groups agree: Fast Track is a bad deal for our climate and our communities."

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Protests against Peru's Tia Maria Mine bolstered by international solidarity

What does it take to stop a threatening transnational corporate giant? The people of Arequipa, Peru have an answer.

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“Peace and planet” marchers at UN: “No more nukes!”

It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.

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Trial and justice delayed for Blankenship, the coal criminal

In the world of capitalism, King Coal, and the law, things don't always go as the people might expect.

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GOP drafting bill to let asbestos manufacturers off the hook

"Had these companies shared the information they knew about the dangers of asbestos, countless lives would have been saved."

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Push at California climate confab to include workers in leadership

 "We cannot let the new green economy be a low-wage economy, because a sustainable environment needs a sustainable economy."

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Deaths at Texas DuPont plant cry for better safety regulations

In November, four workers died and one was injured at a chemical plant in La Porte, Texas after the release of a hazardous chemical.

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RNs to join actions in NYC, Oakland, LA in call for action to stem climate crisis

Nurses around the nation will be on hand in New York to join with environmental, labor, health, and community activists in this action to stem the worsening climate crisis.

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Series exposing conspiracy to deny black lung benefits wins award

A coal industry conspiracy to deny black lung benefits to tens of thousands of coal miners has won the Heywood Broun Award from The Newspaper Guild.

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